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moon on friday in new york. she plans to cooperate with myanmar's president to promote national develop. >> i do support the easing of sanctions because i think that our people must start taking responsibility for their own destiny. >> during her visit so far, the opposition party leader has met with people from myanmar who fled government oppression. >> translator: i invite you all even if you are outside myanmar to come together and help our country. >> suu kyi will continue to call for reconciliation between the u.s. and myanmar and also among the people of myanmar during her visit to the u.s. which lasts until october 3rd. >>> japan's environment ministry has decided to study wildlife in no entry areas around the crippled fukushima daiichi plant in preparation for the return of residents in the future. the decision follows a number of reports about wild boars and monkeys from people who temporarily returned to their home. experts believe the populations of boars and monkeys which used to be hunted increased and their habitats expanded after people left areas following the accident l
continued tensions will only hurt economic ties. >>> the president of myanmar has praised opposition leader aung san suu kyi during a speech to the united nations general assembly. here's patchari raksawong in bangkok with the details. >>> president thein sein's words of praise have special significance considering he served as prime minister during the harsh military regime. that same regime kept aung san suu kyi under house arrest for more than a decade. experts say his unprecedented remarks are another attempt to convince the international community that his government is committed to democratic reform. thein sein used his u.n. speech to congratulate aung san suu kyi for the award she received earlier this month from the u.s. congress. >> the president also expressed hope that western nations would soon lift all economic sanctions against his country. >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton met with thein sein on wednesday. she told him the u.s. would begin easing sanctions on trade. washington has already moved to lower restrictions on finance and investment. the obama administration
with myanmar's president on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly. >> in recognition of the continued progress towards reform, and in response to requests from both the government and the opposition, the united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial relationship. >> the u.s. move will be welcomed by the people of myanmar. opposition leader, currently visiting the united states called for easing of sanctions to support her country's development. jp kne japanese business officials are asking those in myanmar to improve their business environment. the chairman of the japan chamber of commerce led a delegation and met with a senior economic official. asking for swiflter measures to ensure stable supply of power and better framework for foreign investment, the senior official said he encouraged more investment from japan. he promise they'd would work towards making business easier for foreign firms. a >>> the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, . . that they will provide support in building hospitals. they also pledge to work to promote export to iraq and to train
. and urged u.s. businesses to invest in myanmar. clinton said she welcomes the democratic reforms, but noted myanmar still detains political prize is ne prisoners and has military ties with north korea. >> further reforms are required to strengthen the rule of law, increase transparency and address constitutional challenges. >> suu kyi will visit seven cities and reach out to myanmar nationals living in exile. >>> scientists from japan and the united states launched a project in the state of new mexi mexico. [ applause ] >> japan's energy and industrial technology development organization and the new mexico government are collaborating on the experiment in los alamos. smart grid hopes to balance, sa ply and demand of electricity with renewable energy sources. in the project. 2,000 household are connected to power line networks that deliver electricty. the system can choose the cheapest available energy. this include solar and electricity stored at night. the system can also source power from batteries even during electrical outages caused by lightning or tornados. >> i hope we can work toget
stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: longtime myanmar >> warner: for aung san suu kyi, one of the world's most celebrated democracy activists, it's the first visit to the united states in more than 40 years. and today the myanmar opposition leader was honored with the congressional gold medal at a ceremony in the capitol rotunda. from the depths of my heart, i thank you the people of america and you their representatives for keeping us in your hearts and minds during the dark years when freedom and justice seemed beyond our reach. >> warner: congress first granted suu kyi its highest award-- in absentia-- back in 2008, when she was under house arrest. part of a long ordeal that started in 1989, when the military-led government declared martial law and cracked down on all protest or dissent. suu kyi spent 15 of the next 21 years as a political prisoner. her determination was apparent when she was released in november of 2010. >> i must be honest and say >> warner: in january of this year, the nobel peace prize winner announced she would run for parliament. elections took place in april,
it for our own purposes." >> the myanmar government today listed some of its publishing restrictions. do you think the internet played a role in that, and do you think the work you do generally can have an effect in quite low internet penetration nations like myanmar or even north korea? >> i do not know what the impact of the internet was on having myanmar list its media restrictions -- lift its media restrictions. while this was a very positive step forward, part of what we would like to see at the state department is for them also to eradicate their censorship board. the changes in myanmar are ones that we feel very good about, but we are trying to temper the enthusiasm, recognizing that there is a long way to go. i do think that as myanmar brings the internet into its country and it is taking steps to do that, i think that it will inevitably have a very positive impact on society. you asked about north korea. i think it is very intriguing what is happening there. powerful mobile networks in china now can reach almost p'yongyang, and people are risking life and limb now struggling -- smug
place in myanmar after ordinary people took to the streets of yangon on friday in the largest public demonstration since the government of reformist president thein sein took power last year. marchers called on the government to stop the military's armed conflict with ethnic minority forces in the northern province of kachin. bystanders joined pro-democracy activists as the procession passed through the center of yangon. the number of demonstrators eventually swelled to about 1,000. the rally was held without a permit from the authorities, but they did nothing to stop it from happening in myanmar's biggest city. it passed off peacefully, and there have been no reported arrests. the government seems to be underlining myanmar's progress towards democracy by showing a generous attitude toward the demonstration. >>> auto workers in india have been protesting the firing of 500 people at a troubled plant of maruti suzuki. they lost their jobs after violence at a plant in july resulted in the death of one indian employee, and caused severe damage. union members gathered on friday to protest
other nuclear plant. >>> a team of japanese experts is in myanmar to look at how to modernize the country's dilapidated railway system. it includes a loop line in the largest city and another linking the capital. officials from japan's land and transport ministry began a four-day survey with transport policy experts on wednesday. the team was briefed by myanmar officials at a national railway system. the officials explained that a lack of money and staff causes accidents and technical problems. they said trains are old and run infrequently. the team leader, a senior professor of the national graduate institute for policy studies, called the transport system situation bleak. but he said japan can help. >> translator: it's wonderful that japanese technology can help another country. >> back in japan, the team will work out a basic plan for providing help and seek ways to promote the export of railway infrastructure. >>> north korea has refused an offer of emergency relief supplies from south korea. much of the north was inundated this summer after torrential rains and a typhoon
barack obama's administration eased economic sanctions against myanmar in july in response to those changes. she didn't leave her country previously. she feared the military wouldn't allow her to return home. she resumed overseas trips this year as a member of parliament. she visited thailand in may and europe in june. myanmar's president will be if had the united states at the same time as aung san suu kyi. he'll be attending a general assembly in new york. >>> businesses in thailand are gradually recovering after floods. but still struggling to return to pre-disaster levels of production. farmers are trying to bring back the fruit that was once the pride of central thailand. >> reporter: the durian has a unique appearance with hundreds of thorns covering its husk. it is one of the largest fruits in the world and famous for its strong odor which leaves people divided. now, despite what some might describe as an uchbsive smell, it actually has a pretty sweet and creamy texture. that's why it's popular amongst millions of consumers. that's why it's the king of fruits in southeast asi
already published the photos. >>> myanmar's democracy leader is kicking off her 17-day tour of the u.s. by meeting with secretary of state clinton this morning. she likely to visit the white house although she will be careful not to upstage myanmar's president, heading to the u.s. next week. suu kyi was a political prisoner for much of the last two decades. she will receive the nation's highest civilian honor. >>> another one day delay in space shuttle endeavour's final journey to los angeles scheduled to include a bay area fly-over. stormy weather along the gulf of mexico means the trip from florida can begin until tomorrow. that pushes back a scheduled fly-over above mountain view and san francisco to friday. the final voyage ends in los angeles where it will be permanently displayed at the california science center. >>> let's check in with mike talk about flying yesterday morning we had delays at sfo. what do you predict today >> i think the same thing, a lot of cloud cover looks like we'll have those delays. we'll let you know how long they are when they let us know. good morning
and cambodia both set up stock exchanges just last year. and myanmar is still making plans for its own bourse. it sent government officials to japan last december to study how the tokyo stock exchange works. investors see myanmar as asean's less economic frontier. southeast asia's strong economic growth means each national stock exchange is capable of attracting investors on its own. but they lack their western counterparts in aspects such as integration and market capitalization. asean countries hope cross-border stock trading will help bolster their markets ahead of the planned establishment of a regional economic community in 2015. nhk world, kuala lumpur. >> that's it from bangkok. i'm cholaphansa narula. thanks for joining. >>> people in japan's noes are focused on overcoming the challenges of the 2011 disaster. but it won't be easy. they have to rebuild homes, businesses, entire communities. we'll show you their struggles and their successes on "the road ahead" every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time here on "newsline." >>> japanese officials are laying out their new energy policy to th
rights and democracy in her home country myanmar. aung san suu kyi arrived in washington to get the gold medal she was awarded in 2008 but was unable to claim while under house arrest. kelly mcdonal has the story. >> reporter: one extraordinary woman from a land 8,000 miles from washington. >> this is one of the most moving days of my life. >> reporter: she's made this improbable journey, a visit to the ovl office, a celebration in her honor. the highest award given by congress, the gold medal. a long and waited and emotional moment. >> i want to thank you, my friend, the lady for teaching me at my age a thing or two about courage. >> reporter: the lady in burma, the country known as myanmar. respected as a peaceful fighter for human rights against a brutal military rule. former first lady, laura bush. >> attempted to isolate and silence one woman. >> reporter: she was cut off from the world, kept under house arrest for 15 of the last 20 years. fear, she said, is a habit. >> why? she answered, if i was afraid of being killed, i would never speak out against the government. >> reporter: a
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and for economic prosperity in the future, and we're going to adapt it for our own purpose. >> host: the myanmar government lifted some of its publishing restrictions. do you think that the internet played a role in that, and do you think that the worm -- the work you do generally can have an effect in low penetration nations like myanmar or korea? >> guest: so i don't know what the impact of the internet was on having myanmar lift it media restrictions, and what i should say is that while this was a very positive step forward, part of what we'd like to see at the state department is for them also to eradicate their censorship board. so, you know, the changes in myanmar are ones that we feel very good about, but we're trying to temper that enthusiasm recognizing that there's a long way to go. i do think that as myanmar brings the internet into the country and takes steps to do that, i think it will inevitably have a positive impact on society. you asked about north korea. i think it's very intriguing what's happening this. powerful mobile networks in china now can reach almost to pyongyang, and
. >>> welcome back. democracy advocate from myanmar, known by burma, is meeting with the secretary of state hillary clinton in washington today. this is her first trip to the united states in more than 20 years. let's listen for a moment. >> i had a chance to talk about the work still ahead. and there is a lot of work. i think one of the important reasons for her visit at this timing is to remind us of how much more still lies ahead from strengthening the rule of law in democratic institutions to addressing the challenges in many of the ethnic conflicts and in resign state. the government and opposition need to continue to work together to unite the country, heal wounds of the past, and carry the reforms forward. that is also key to guard against backsliding because there are forces that would take the country in the wrong direction, if given the chance. so we in the state department and the obama administration are certainly the first to say that the process of reform must continue. political prisoners remain in detention, ongoing ethnic and sectarian violence continues to undermine progre
kyi is a pro- democracy leader in myanmar. she was a speaker on tuesday in a discussion that focused on me approach -- myanmar's to democracy. this is about an hour and 20 minutes. >> welcome to all of you. what a thrill to be here with you. this is aung san suu kyi's first visit to the united states in 20 years. no? 40 years. [laughter] we have wonderful partners in the asian society and the full moon society and we have a great relationship with the state department's. a number of her colleagues are here. patrick murphy, michael posner, and in addition i would like to particularly recognize some of our board members -- including priscilla, and without her i do not think this event would have occurred. i would like to thank aung san suu kyi for coming and i would like to turn things over to henry anaphoric her remarks. -- henry get up for the -- henrietta ford for her remarks. [applause] this is an extremely large and important pleasure welcoming you all here today. we welcome you and her delegation to washington. we have followed your struggle for these past two decades and have be
aung san suu kyi from myanmar is in d.c.. she will meet with secretary of state clinton today and attend an event at the u.s. institute of peace. she will receive the congressional gold medal. she spent nearly two decades under house arrest. will also visit new york, the midwest, and california. >> the man accused of shooting a security guard in downtown washington is expected in court today. the man walked into the conservative lobbying group's building last month and shot the guard in the arm. he said he did not like the group's politics, the family research council. one of the worst animal cruelty cases ever. >> eric gaskin was responsible for a declawing of wto . >> these two 8-week-old kitten came to the washington humane society crying out in pain after and during her research cruelty at the hands of their owner. eric gaskin day claude the caps in such a primitive manner, the bones in their feet and legs were broken. they could not walk. doctors determined they would likely lead a life of long-term pain and suffering, so they had to euthanize the animals. >> by the time
aung san kyi myanmar myanm >>> on our broadcast tonight, damage control, mitt romney fighting back over that secretly recorded videotape. and what he said about the 47%. >>> bouncing back, good news tonight about a surge in home sales, but who really benefits? >>> would you believe there is a health warning out there about rice, potentially containing dangerous levels of arsenic. >>> and rough ride for american airlines, what ticket-holders need to know. >>> and a shining moment in the capitol today, an emotional tribute to a woman who paid a high price for freedom. nightly news begins now. >>> this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, these are tough days for the romney campaign, 50 days to go now until the election, they are dealing with something of a public relations disaster. video of the candidate speaking in an unvarnished way to what he thought was a supporter, there was a new route of attack for the president today. mitt romney, with members of his own party, republicans in politics who are desperately worried about the damage here. it is where we beg
to diversify their plants looking at countries such as thailand, philippines, vietnam and even myanmar. >> santa claus won't start delivering toys for a few months, but the elves who help load up his sleigh are doing what technical to make sure the gifts this year will delight and inspire. nhk world, tokyo. >>> every three years a major arts festival is held. this year one of the events was staged in an area known for heavy snowfall. it was a dance with a difference. >> winter in niigata. the snow is deep. the plows have plenty to do. but in the heat of summer, it's unusual to see snowplows in action, least of all performing ballet. an american artist came up with the idea. she was inspired to create this ballet as she was fascinated by the unusual shapes of the snowplows. >> it's surreal. it's weird. and maybe shifting, shifting what you usually see and i want to say to them look at them. look how wonderful they are. >> 13 snow workers agreed to lend their operating skills to a performance of the tragic love story romeo and juliet. >> translator: as long as our teamwork is good, we ca
international hotels about the opportunities and challenges in a new market. >>> last friday myanmar's parliament opened to foreign investors. the latest version of the legislation represents an improvement compared with what had been outlined in previous documents. in this week's trade links, we he ask what challenge and opportunities does the hotel industry encounter when venturing into new markets. and for that discussion, we're joined by simon cooper, asia pacific from marriott international. so is myanmar your next big market? >> we'd love to be there. i was fortunate enough to be at the world economic forum in bangkok and she said be cautious as you probably know. she got in a bit of trouble for that. but new market, you do have to be careful. you want to know that they're open. myanmar we'd love to be in obviously as an american company now, we haven't been able to enter the market, but i have a team up there as we speak beginning to have a look. >> what does have a look mean in a new market like this? how do you edge into a new market? >> you look at existing hotels and wheth
, the philippines, vietnam and myanmar. >> reporter: santa claus won't start delivering toys for a few months but the elves are doing what they can to make sure the gifts will delight and inspire. >>> tokyo is not known for its agriculture, but hundreds of years ago in the edo period locals grew their own vegetables. now a group is trying to bring back that long-lost produce and they're finding success, so much so that edo-tokyo vegetables are getting rave reviews on international restaurant guide books. nhk world has the story. >> translator: this is good. >> translator: i've never had anything like it. >> reporter: these people are taking a bite from the past. the edo-tokyo vegetable place is the hotel restaurant's tribute to historical tokyo cuisine. it's the first of its kind and offered only for a limited time. what makes the dish so special? rare vegetables. one of them is even used for this confection. >> translator: i can't believe it's a vegetable. it makes a great dessert. >> reporter: it looks like a stretched out pumpkin and smells like a honey dew melon, but it's actually a veget
throughout the day on nbc. myanmar democracy leader aung sun suu kyi will meet with secretary of state hillary clinton as she kicks off a whirlwind 17-day u.s. tour. during her visit the nobel peace laureate will be presented with congress's highest honor, the congressional gold medal. >>> the 67th session of the united nation's general assembly opens this afternoon. the general assembly is the only group in which all 193 member nations have an equal vote. next week the annual general debate of global heads of state opens. >>> and happy birthday to funny man jason sudeikis. the snl star turns 37 today. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later today on the "today" show. >>> ryan seacrest is live in studio to discuss the new "american idol" judges, mariah carey and nicki minaj. and pop star pink performs live on the plaza. >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news,
things clear across much of china once again the southwest monsoon is active across parts of myanmar into ben gal and the philippines. temperatures starting to cool down a little bit. 24 in seoul and 30 in tokyo. it looks a lot cooler towards the north of japan after a very unusually hot day yesterday. let's go to the americas. very clear and calm across much of northern mexico up through and into the u.s. and central canada. there are a few things to talk about today. one is going to be a system dropping down out of central canada and coming towards the great lakes region and then we have this very well develed low and frontal system coming down across from quebec right down into florida moving fairly quickly. looks like thursday will be a better day for many of you, but before that happens, flooding potentially rains hitting the eastern seaboard and we also have the potential for some severe weather from new jersey down into eastern virginia, particularly you can be dealing with damaging winds and the potential for tornados to occur. behind this system cooler air is going to drop t
also known as myanmar. she was respected as a peaceful fighter for human rights and democracy, against a brutal rule former first lady, laura bush. >> one of the most oppressive governments on earth, tried to silence her. >> reporter: she was kept under house arrest for more than 15 of the last 20 years. this is a habit. >> why? she answered if i was afraid of being killed i would never speak out against the government. >> reporter: awarded the nobel peace prize in 1991, finally released in 2010, and elected to parliament this year. >> in spite of the problems, democracy is still a beacon of hope for all of us. >> reporter: for many years, american friends made her cause their own. >> it is well for us to remember people fight and die for the right to exercise politics. >> reporter: a 67-year-old grandmother, a global hero for peace and freedom. kelly o'donnell, nbc news, the capital. >> that is our broadcast for our wednesday night, thank you for joining us. i'm brian williams, and of course, we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. >> a the police force gets a
. >>> aung san suu kyi, the leader of the democracy movement in myanmar, met with president obama at the white house and was given the congressional gold medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by congress. the nobel peace prize winner called it "one of the most moving days" of her life. >>> in california, about 20 people were stuck for about four hours, 300 feet in the air on a ride at knott's berry farm. they were eventually taken off and there were no injuries. >>> and the spanish woman who recently damaged a fresco of jesus in what she called a restoration now wants money from the church. suddenly, the painting has attracted a dramatic increase in tourists and admission revenue, so now the self-appointed restorer is demanding royalties. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,577 after adding 13 points yesterday. the s&p was up a point and the nasdaq gained four. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei sank 145 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 250. >>> a pair of encouraging
. >> that is absolutely right, aung san kyi endured 15 years of house arrest, fighting for democracy in myanmar, separated from her husband who was dying, before she was finally released. she is now a member of her country's parliament. and we again by asking her about her meeting with president obama >> it is a privilege, and it is also -- i like your president. >> reporter: did you ask him to lift economic sanctions on burma? >> i have already discussed this with members of your congress. >> but you would like to see the economic sanctions lifted? >> yes, i would like to see us stand on our own feet and not depend on sanctions to push us to democracy >> you have called it a beacon of hope, though flawed. you are a beacon of hope to so many. but what is the most important message that you have to all the people around the world who are struggling as you have for freedom and democracy? >> it is the same struggle for everybody, everywhere. because unless we are free, we cannot really realize our own potential. >> one of the things that people admire about you is that you did not give up. >> it never occurr
between japan and china aren't going so well, japan may be getting companyier with myanmar. is that right? >> yes. the japanese government is teams up with myanmar's public and private sectors to set up a training center next spring. the aim is as to boost business skills to acceptable levels as more foreign companies set up shop in the country. the nikkei reported this morning that the world bank, imf and asian development bank are are considering spending loans worth up to $10 billion to support myanmar's economic development. japan is also set to sponsor the program to be discussed at the imf meeting in tokyo next month. that's all from the nikkei business report. back to you you. >> thanks very much for that. how many times have we heard myanmar in this program. every executive is eyeing area for opportunity. lots of activity there. in any case, a quick look at what's on theed a y agenda in a tomorrow. malaysia will announce the details of its 12013 budget. and a vote on the apb deal. >>> meanwhile still to come, getting revved up for the paris auto show. we'll bring you all the lates
to myanmar as an alternative destination. a business delegation is urging them to improve the business environment. they were led by the chamber of commerce and made the request in the capital on thursday. they were in talks with the president and minsters in charge of the economy. he asked the officials to create a legal framework needed for foreign investment to provide incentives from investors from overaccess. the country will take measures because he wants more investments from japan. >> ken kobayashi is one of the delegates visiting. he emphasizes that investor nations should find an affinity for the people in the destination countries. >> costs are not everything when it comes to global investment and expansion. the attachment or otherwise to japan of the people in the operating country is one of the most important factors in doing business overseas. >> before i go, let's get you caught up in the marks. we had a late rally helping to boost sentiment in other markets. the nikkei ending a half percent higher today. the shanghai composite up 2.6%. in europe, major indeces are tradi
known as myanmar. >>> today she spoke mainly in burmese >>> she was trying to say don't forget your root and were you come from >>> many exiles here as well >>> a dream come true and what is the community come together >>> my hero for all of my life, so i am so proud to be burmese. >>> some rallied and wished to cheat would do more to protect minorities in burma >>> we speak out for injustice >>> " this is what i think is most precious about this city you are open hearted and open- minded, when need both, closed mines and open hearts cannot do very good together >>> she goes to los angeles next after more private meetings in the bay area anne mackovic cbs 5 >>> a difficult lesson for bay area and psychiatrist at the losing his teenage son what he learns what his profession has done wrong. they survived carmageddon 1 now comes carmageddon 2, drivers,, vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again
. northern myanmar. southwest monsoon is active across the philippines. okay, let's go to the americas. western 2/3 of the continent looking pretty good. not too many problems here. strong, high pressure keeping things clear. but a different story toward the east. a couple systems merging together to bring very heavy rain for parts of quebec. flash flooding issues as well as along the appalachians. we have heard reports of a couple tornados touching down in kansas. and golf-ball-sized hail in michigan. the system is starting to move towards the atlantic coast. we will see severe storms moving from alabama and ga gone towaeoh the northeast tuesday. in behind that, cooler air will be bringing temperatures down. chicago down to 16 degrees. on your tuesday. however, further out toward the specific coast. seattle, 27. you will see the summerlike warmth through the end of the workweek. we are heading in towards europe. before we get there, let's check on, tropical storm nadine. most warnings. however that could change into the next 24 hours. keeping an eye on the azores. northeast, 15 kilome
effective protection in m myanmar, perhaps in syria as the conflict unfolds. >> nonviolent peace force's annual budget of $7.5 million comes from the u.n. and governments from several developed nations, though not the u.s. duncan says not yet. among its meritsould be the price tag. duncan says an unarmed civilian costs about half what the u.n. pays to deploy a typical armed, blue helmeted soldier. >>> finally, this coming week following the high holidays comes the joyous jewish holiday of sikut. families built temporary shelters in which they gather for meals and for some where they sleep as well. our guide to sikut is rabbi james michaels of the hebrew home of greater washington, d.c. >> the book tells us that we should remember that god allowed us to live in temporary shelters, the suka when we lived in the desert for 40 years. we lived in booths knowing we would move from place to place. from one year to the next we lived in different areas. it's to remind us of that experience. the basic requirement is that the roof must be artificial and have more shade to light but must be open t
the day before it was apparently listed for sale. >>> myanmar leader aung san suu kyi will receive the congressional gold medal. she was actually awarded the medal in 2008 when she was under house arrest. myanmar's leaders kept her under house arrest for two decades. her trip will last two weeks. she began her historic trip here yesterday by meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> the national zoo's newest addition has been hard to see, but, boy, does that panda cub have a set of lungs on him. this is the panda cam video from yesterday. zoo keeper say all that noise and squirming is from the newborn. it means the cub is health yichlt. zoo staff say the mom mei xiang is doing great in terms of cradling and nursing the new baby. there is still some anxiety. cubs are at high risk for infection. so the next few days are critical. >> the cub is so little and mom mei xiang is so huge. she holds the cub in her mouth. she has to groom it and nurse it. i'm just worried about the baby. >> it will all work out. it will be fine. >> i hope so. >> keep screaming. >>> ahead, the scho
pay pass. you talk about electronics and the telephone company. you have just struck a deal in myanmar. so, that's an emerging market. how do you get an infrastructure up and running? we were just in london for the olympics. and every time we used our credit cards to pay for something we had to sit there anywhere six to 10 minutes. we started timing it at this point while the process went through. not like here in new york and united states where it is instantaneous. >> i'm surprised you had the experience in london. liz: many times. >> when you think about technology and different types of phones developing and devices developing those are all about making the experience easy, seamless, frictionless. in myanmar, think about it, that government transition is opening up wonderful opportunity. i think there are 60 million people in the country. think about traveling to the country to take cash with you to pay for a hotel. so our structure, our network processes transactions in 140 mill seconds. you probably should have use ad mastercard in london. i'll sure it would have been a little qu
in myanmar, aung san suu kyi, was welcomed to washington today. she had been under house arrest for years by a military junta that has since given way to a reformist government. today, suu kyi met with secretary of state clinton. she voiced support for easing u.s. sanctions against the former burma, but she called again for all political prisoners to be freed. wall street struggled to get ahead today, as stocks were mostly flat. the dow jones industrial average finished the day with a gain of just 11 points to close at 13,564. the nasdaq was down about a point to close at 3177. an early leader of the environmental protection agency has died. russell train passed away monday at his farm on maryland's eastern shore. under president nixon, he helped create the e.p.a. in 1970 and became its second administrator. he also played a major role in pushing through landmark laws, including the clean water act and the endangered species act. russell train was 92 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we come back to the presidential race, and the sta
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